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Smoky chili

Postby Sterno » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:25 pm

Chili con Carne is one of my favorite foods. I make all kinds of variations of it and this is how I made it today.

Main ingredients: nice and fresh onions, bell peppers, garlic, habanero chili and jalapenos.

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I chop the chilies quite small, garlic and onions half fine and half coarse.

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I want to use this chili for filling tacos and tortillas, so I use 2 pounds of ground beef. I'm browning the meat with some of the chopped habaneros and garlic. I add also soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt and cumin.

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Sweat the onions and rest of the garlic and chilies in the big pot.

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Combine them all together. Add lots of paprika powder, a couple of bay leaves and a good splash of coffee. Then add 4 cans of tomatoes.

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A couple of hours later I chopped up the bell peppers. I add them later so that they don't get too mushy. Nice to have some crunch in the chili as well. This would be perfect as it is now, but this time I add the smoked sweet and spicy beans I made yesterday. They have a lovely cherry wood smoke flavor, some bacon, apple mash and molasses in them already. This adds the needed sweetness to the chili.

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Gazillions of ways to eat it and serve it, but I'm having a little taster now on a tortilla with a little bit salsa (tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and lime juice).

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Very nice tasting chili. Rich and full flavor. I often make the chili without beans, but these smoky beans made it surprisingly nice.

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Re: Smoky chili

Postby JaCK2U2 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:45 pm

I'll take a half of a dozen of those to go! Very nice!
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Postby Kenny 13 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:04 pm

Can you send some my way while it's still hot????? :lol:

Really looks great!
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Postby Big Ed » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:06 pm

I know some mexican folks that would be jealous of that.Looks real good!
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Postby OSD » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:12 pm

Looks very tasty. :D I could go for a couple of those for lunch right now. 8)
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Postby Pony Express » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:12 pm

Looks real good there Sterno!
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Re: Smoky chili

Postby JamesB » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:28 pm

I didn't know Fins knew anything about chili! Looks delicious. So, you were actually born in Texas right?
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Postby BluDawg » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:24 pm

That chili looks so good I just might have to come to Gr. for a bowl.
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Postby bowhnter » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:24 pm

Looks excellent!!
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Postby ChileFarmer » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:24 am

Sterno, looking good there man. I love the photos too. CF :D
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Re: Smoky chili

Postby Rich777 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:10 am

Very nice sterno, very nice.
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Postby Surfinsapo » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:38 am

yum yum Sterno.. Good lookin food.. :3some:
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Postby nbrdnck » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:42 am

looking good
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Re: Smoky chili

Postby cowboydon » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:13 am

Sterno - You rock with the pics, and man that Chili looks so tasty. Thank you for shring the pics and commentary with us it was great.
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Postby cowboydon » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:15 am

Whats "apple mash" ?? Is that the same as apple sauce?
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